Rostov customs reported the arrest in April of 20 Ukrainian-language publications, and at least several books on the Holodomor, a famine in Soviet Ukraine in the early 1930s that killed an estimated two to seven million people. that is, up to a quarter of the republic’s population.
The Rostov customs does not specify who exactly tried to hold the books, but it is known that he was a Russian citizen, he crossed the border at the Donetsk checkpoint in a GAZ Tiger car. The owner of the books explained that he had taken them for his own private collection. Customs officers confiscated them as “extremist material.”
Separately in the press release of the department (is available to the Caucasus. Realities – approx.) mentions the case of the “citizen” of the self-proclaimed “LPR”, who tried to introduce into Russia the printed edition of the “Slavic-Aryan Vedas”. The woman said she was taking a book from her mother’s library. The materials were also seized as prohibited in the country.
- Ukraine officially recognized in 2006 The Holodomor an act of genocide of the Ukrainian people.
- In 2018, the US Senate supported the resolutionwhich stated that the multimillion-dollar casualties were the result of the deliberate actions of the de facto leader of the USSR, Joseph Stalin, and his entourage, who staged the genocide of the Ukrainian people to break their resistance to collectivization and the communist regime.
- According to Russia’s official position, the Holodomor cannot be considered in isolation from famine in other parts of the USSR at the time, and the mass deaths were “the greatest humanitarian catastrophe” and “a common tragedy for Russians, Ukrainians, Kazakhs and other Soviet peoples.”